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Newtown Residents Want Gunman's House Torn Down



    Newtown Residents Want Gunman's House Torn Down
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    NEWTOWN, CT - DECEMBER 19: Police tape stretched across the front yard of the Lanza residence on December 19, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Adam Lanza shot his mother Nancy Lanza before he killed 26 others, including 20 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    Some residents of Newtown, Conn. want the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter's home torn down and the property turned into a park or nature preserve.

    The Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation reached out to the community on residents' unmet needs in the wake of the December 2012, received more than 1,600 responses and has released the results.

    The foundation has been deciding how to distribute more than $11 million in donations made in response to the shootings that killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

    Some survey responses said money should be set aside to tear down gunman Adam Lanza's house in Newtown, where he killed his mother before going to the school.

    The survey found that counseling and cash assistance services were among families' top priorities.

    You can read the whole report online here.